Getting the hang of watercolours can be tricky. Watercolour pencils are great for drawing out your painting, and then use a wet brush to dissolve the rich pigments to create a fluid painting. Ideal for traditional watercolour work. Made with natural wood barrels and quality water-soluble pigments, these pencils can be used dry as a colour pencil or brush on a little water to create a wonderful watercolour painting. They blend and dissolve easily to create a wide range of additional shades. Derwent Academy pencils are also easy to sharpen and are break resistant.